cause of allah

may Allah grant you the love that is good for you.
may Allah distance you from the love that destroys you.
may Allah cause your heart to not grieve a love that is not meant for you.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to put it in words. Cry your heart out to allah. Cause the thing is, even if you don’t understand it yourself, He does!

No one likes to fall. And few people would ever choose to drown. But in struggling through the ocean of this life, sometimes it’s so hard not to let the world in. Sometimes the ocean does enter us. The dunya does seep into our hearts.

And like the water that breaks the boat, when dunya enters, it shatters our heart. It shatters the boat. Recently, I was reminded of what a broken boat looks like, of what happens when you let everything in. I was reminded because I saw someone, just like me, fall in love too much with this life and seek to be filled by the creation. So the ocean of dunya shattered her boat, as it had shattered mine, and she fell out into the water. But she stayed down too long, and didn’t know how to come back up or what to hold on to.

So she drowned.

If you allow dunya to own your heart, like the ocean that owns the boat, it will take over. You will sink down to the depths of the sea. You will touch the ocean floor. And you will feel as though you were at your lowest point. Entrapped by your sins and the love of this life, you will feel broken. Surrounded by darkness. That’s the amazing thing about the floor of the ocean. No light reaches it.

But, this dark place is not the end. Remember that the darkness of night precedes the dawn. And as long as your heart still beats, this is not the death of it. You don’t have to die here. Sometimes, the ocean floor is only a stop on the journey. And it is when you are at this lowest point, that you are faced with a choice. You can stay there at the bottom, until you drown. Or you can gather pearls and rise back up—stronger from the swim, and richer from the jewels.

If you seek Him, God can raise you up, and replace the darkness of the ocean, with the light of His sun. He can transform what was once your greatest weakness into your greatest strength, and a means of growth, purification and redemption. Know that transformation sometimes begins with a fall. So never curse the fall. The ground is where humility lives. Take it. Learn it. Breathe it in. And then come back stronger, humbler and more aware of your need for Him. Come back having seen your own nothingness and His greatness. Know that if you have seen that Reality, you have seen much. For the one who is truly deceived is the one who sees his own self—but not Him. Deprived is the one who has never witnessed his own desperate need for God. Reliant on his own means, he forgets that the means, his own soul, and everything else in existence are His creation.

Seek God to bring you back up, for when He does, He will rebuild your ship. The heart that you thought was forever damaged will be mended. What was shattered will be whole again. Know that only He can do this. Seek Him.
And when He saves you, beg forgiveness for the fall, feel remorse over it—but not despair. As Ibn ul Qayyim (ra) has said: “Satan rejoiced when Adam (peace be upon him) came out of Paradise, but he did not know that when a diver sinks into the sea, he collects pearls and then rises again.”

There is a powerful and amazing thing about tawbah (repentance) and turning back to Allah (swt). We are told that it is a polish for the heart. What’s amazing about a polish is that it doesn’t just clean. It makes the object that is polished even shinier than it was before it got dirty. If you come back to God, seek His forgiveness, and refocus your life and heart on Him, you have the potential to be even richer than if you’d never fallen at all. Sometimes falling and coming back up gives you wisdom and humility that you may never otherwise have had. Ibn ul Qayyim (ra) writes:

“One of the Salaf (Pious Predecessors) said: “Indeed a servant commits a sin by which he enters Paradise; and another does a good deed by which he enters the Fire.” It was asked: How is that? So he replied: “The one who committed the sin, constantly thinks about it; which causes him to fear it, regret it, weep over it and feel ashamed in front of his Lord—the Most High—due to it. He stands before Allah, broken-hearted and with his head lowered in humility. So this sin is more beneficial to him than doing many acts of obedience, since it caused him to have humility and humbleness—which leads to the servant’s happiness and success—to the extent that this sin becomes the cause for him entering Paradise. As for the doer of good, then he does not consider this good a favor from his Lord upon him. Rather, he becomes arrogant and amazed with himself, saying: I have achieved such and such, and such and such. So this further increases him in self-adulation, pride and arrogance—such that this becomes the cause for his destruction.”

Allah (swt) reminds us in the Qur’an to never lose hope. He says: “Say, ‘O My servants who have transgressed against their souls [by sinning], despair not of the mercy of Allah. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful,’” (39:53).

And so, this is a call to all those who have become enslaved by the tyranny of the self, imprisoned in the dungeon of the nafs (self) and desires. It is a call to all those who have entered the ocean of dunya, who have sunk into its depths, and become trapped by its crushing waves. Rise up. Rise up to the air, to the Real world above the prison of the ocean. Rise up to your freedom. Rise up and come back to life. Leave the death of your soul behind you. Your heart can still live and be stronger and purer than it ever was. Does not the polish of tawbah remake the heart even more beautiful than it was? Remove the veil you have sewn with your sins. Remove the veil between you and Life, between you and Freedom, between you and Light—between you and God. Remove the veil and rise up. Come back to yourself. Come back to where you began. Come back Home. Know that when all the other doors have shut in your face, there is One that is always open. Always. Seek it. Seek Him and He will guide you through the waves of the cruel ocean, into the mercy of the sun.

This world cannot break you—unless you give it permission. And it cannot own you unless you hand it the keys – unless you give it your heart. And so, if you have handed those keys to dunya for a while—take them back. This isn’t the End. You don’t have to die here. Reclaim your heart and place it with its rightful owner:

—  Yasmin Mogahed, excerpt from “Reclaim Your Heart”

How Sins can Cause you to Enter Paradise – Imam Ibn Qayyim !

Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah (d.751 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said:

‘Indeed a slave commits a sin and enters Paradise through committing it and he performs a good deed and enters the Hellfire through performing it.’

It was asked ‘How is this (possible)?’

He answered:

‘A sin is committed and thus does not cease to be before his eyes (causing him to be) fearful of it, concerned about it frightened and weeping due to his regret of doing it. Feeling ashamed due to this action before his Lord The Most High, with his head lowered between his hands, and his heart broken and despondent due to it.

Therefore that sin will be more beneficial to him than numerous acts of obedience could be. As a consequence these previously mentioned matters are the cause for this slave of Allah’s happiness and success until that sin will be a reason for him to enter Paradise.

A slave of Allah performs a good deed and he continues to view it as if he has performed a favour for his Lord and is egotistic due to that good deed, and he is conceited, vain and arrogant due to the sin. So he says I did such and such action (boasting) causing to him to inherit the characteristic of pride, haughtiness and adopting an overbearing attitude.

This becomes the reason for his destruction.

Thus if Allah Ta’ala intends good for the needy slave He trials him with something in order to bring him down and to lower his neck in humiliation and to decrease his importance to himself. However if Allaah intended for him (the slave) anything other than good He (Allaah) would have left him alone and his vanity and pride and this is the deception which necessitates his destruction.’

— [Taken from: ‘al-Waabil as-Sayyib min Kalim at-Tayyib’ page 15]

The Prophet (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) used to say, “O Allah! I seek refuge with You from helplessness, laziness, cowardice and feeble old age; I seek refuge with You from afflictions of life and death and seek refuge with You from the punishment in the grave.
—  Sahih al-Bukhari, Fighting for the Cause of Allah, Book 56, Hadith 39
And why should we not rely upon Allah while He has guided us to our [good] ways. And we will surely be patient against whatever harm you should cause us. And upon Allah let those who would rely [indeed] rely.
—  Quran 14:12
Lets talk about patience

واصبر وما صبرك إلا بالله
“And be patient for your patience is but by Allah…” [an-Nahl 16:127]

واصبر لحكم ربك
” Await in patience the command of your Lord…” [at-tur 52:48].

ولا تهنوا ولا تحزنوا
“So lose not heart nor despair…” [Al ‘Imran 3:139].

أولئك يؤتون أجرهم مرتين بما صبروا
“These shall be granted their reward twice, because they are steadfast…” [al-Qasas 28:54].

إنما يوفى الصابرون أجرهم بغير حساب
“…Indeed, the patient will be given their reward without account.” [az-Zumar 39:10]. (the reward for every deed is known except patience!)

وجعلنا منهم أئمة يهدون بأمرنا لما صبروا وكانوا بآياتنا يوقنون
“And We made from among them leaders guiding by Our command when they were patient and [when] they were certain of Our signs. “ [as-Sajdah 32:24]. (patience is a prequisite for leadership in religion!)

و اصبروا إن الله مع الصابرين
“…and be patient. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.” [al-Anfal 8:46]. (patience earns the companionship of Allah)

واستعينوا بالصبر والصلاة
“And seek assistance through patience and prayer…” [al-Baqarah 2:45].

والملائكة يدخلون عليهم من كل باب
سلام عليكم بما صبرتم فنعم عقبى الدار
“…And the angels will enter upon them from every gate, [saying],”Peace be upon you for what you patiently endured. And excellent is the final home.” [ar-Ra’d 13:23-24].

إلا الذين صبروا وعملوا الصالحات أولئك لهم مغفرة وأجر كبير
“Except for those who are patient and do righteous deeds; those will have forgiveness and great reward.” [Hud 11:11]. 

ولمن صبر وغفر إن ذلك لمن عزم الأمور
“And whoever is patient and forgives – indeed, that is of the matters [requiring] determination” [ash-Shura 42:43] (Allah has made patience a standard for courage and determination in ones affairs)

وكأين من نبي قاتل معه ربيون كثير فما وهنوا لما أصابهم في سبيل الله وما ضعفوا وما استكانوا والله يحب الصابرين
” And how many a prophet [fought and] with him fought many religious scholars. But they never lost assurance due to what afflicted them in the cause of Allah , nor did they weaken or submit. And Allah loves the patient.” [Al ‘Imran 3:146]. ( its a condition of his love)

وما يلقاها إلا الذين صبروا وما يلقاها إلا ذو حظ عظيم
“But none is granted it except those who are patient, and none is granted it except one having a great portion [of good].” [Fussilat 41:35]. 

ألم تر أن الفلك تجري في البحر بنعمة الله ليريكم من آياته إن في ذلك لآيات لكل صبار شكور
“Do you not see that ships sail through the sea by the favor of Allah that He may show you of His signs? Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful.” [Luqman 31:31]. 

ومن آياته الجوار في البحر كالأعلام
إن يشأ يسكن الريح فيظللن رواكد على ظهره إن في ذلك لآيات لكل صبار شكور
” And of His signs are the ships in the sea, like mountains. If He willed, He could still the wind, and they would remain motionless on its surface. Indeed in that are signs for everyone patient and grateful” [ash-Shura 42:32-33].

anonymous asked:

After the recent terrorist attacks Im finding it increasingly harder to be okay with Islam

The media feeds you with such lies I don’t blame you. I would have blamed you if you believed the media without doing your own research, but you sending me this ask is a way for you to gain knowledge, is it not? I’m proud of you for reaching out to me before you start hating us. 

The media is this most biased source of information ever. Please do not be conditioned into what the media wants you to be brainwashed into. 

What such terrorist groups represents, first of all, are not Islamic. Far from Islam are these twats. I was actually reading the Quran this morning and came across the verse:

if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our messengers with clear signs, yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses in the land.” [Quran 5:32]

Oh look! There is a verse for terrorist groups like ISIS as well! : 

“And make not Allah’s (Name) an excuse in your oaths against your doing good and acting piously, and making peace among mankind. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower (i.e. do not swear much and if you have sworn against doing something good then give an expiation for the oath and do good).” [Quran 2:224]

There is no compulsion in religion. Verily, the Right Path has become distinct from the wrong path. Whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah, then he has grasped the most trustworthy handhold that will never break. And Allah is All-Hearer, All-Knower.” [Quran 2:256]

The conditions of Muslims setting war is set by a verse in sūrat l-baqarah. This verse explains that war is only acceptable if it is for oppressed people. Allah also says to resort to peace if the other side does as well - 

And fight in the cause of Allah with those who fight with you, and do not exceed the limits, surely Allah does not love those who exceed the limits. And kill them wherever you find them, and drive them out from where they drove you out, and persecution is severer than slaughter, and do not fight with them at the Sacred Mosque (in Makkah) until they fight with you in it, but if they do fight you, then slay them; such is the reward of the unbelievers. But if they desist, then surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be only for Allah, but if they desist, then there should be no hostility except against the oppressors.“ [Quran 2:190-192]

Permission to fight is given to those (i.e. believers against disbelievers), who are fighting them, (and) because they (believers) have been wronged, and surely, Allah is Able to give them (believers) victory” [Quran 22:39]

The recompense for an injury is an injury equal thereto (in degree): but if a person forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is due from Allah: for (Allah) loves not those who do wrong. But indeed if any do help and defend themselves after a wrong (done) to them, against such there is no cause of blame. The blame is only against those who oppress men and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a grievous penalty. And whoever is patient and forgiving, these most surely are actions due to courage.“ [Quran 42:40-43]


Also, let me drop one last verse from the Quran:

And do not obey the disbelievers and the hypocrites but do not harm them, and rely upon Allah. And sufficient is Allah as Disposer of affairs.” [33:48]

What ISIS and others are doing, well have fun in hell you fools. Using Allah’s glorified name to carry out your horrific acts, spoiling the name Islam and Allah, woe and curses be to them! 

Other facts -

Did you know after 9/11 there was a spike in conversions to Islam because people picked up the Quran in interest to see how terrible Islam is but found love, peace, and mercy instead?

Did you know that those who were held captive by ISIS and escaped said that they did not even have a Quran, they did not pray the 5 daily prayers, they would get drunk, and they raped and abused. Obviously, they are far from Islam as these are far from the teachings of Islam.

Please do not believe the media, they only want for you to hate us. Divide and conquer, you’ve probably learned that in history class. 

Again, thank you for reaching out before being absorbed in judgments.

A man devoted himself in the worship of Allah for 50 years, so Allah favoured him: ‘I have forgiven you.’

The main said: ‘My Lord, what did you forgive? I never committed a sin.’

Allah caused a pain in his neck, as a result of which he was unable to sleep or pray. Then it stopped, and he was able to sleep. After that an angel visited him and the man complained to him about the suffering he went through in the pain of his neck. The angel said: ‘Your Lord says:

‘Your worship of 50 years is equal to the relief of the pain in your neck.’’

Wahab Source: Ibn Abi Al-Dunya, Al-Shukr, 145

Hardships that bring us closer to Allah are a blessing in disguise. Allah causes bad things to happen to good people, in order that a greater good come to them in the long run. And “Only those who are patient shall receive their reward in full, without reckoning” [al-Zumar 39:10]
Allah has promised that if we are sincere in faith and do righteous good deeds, He will give us best of life in this world and reward accordingly in the hereafter.
“Whoever works righteousness — whether male or female — while he (or she) is a true believer (of Islamic Monotheism) verily, to him We will give a good life (in this world with respect, contentment and lawful provision), and We shall pay them certainly a reward in proportion to the best of what they used to do (i.e. Paradise in the Hereafter)” [al-Nahl 16:97]
We ask Allah to relieve your suffering or hardship you are going through and reward you abundantly for your patience. Ameen.


I see all these people coming up with theories about Yousef liking Even and vice versa but I think it’s far more simple:

Even did kissed Mikael but it was Yousef the one who dissed Even and eventually led to Even’s suicide attempt…all those thoughts about the Quran could have come from Yousef and not Mikael. Maybe Yousef pretended to be mikael and posted all those things about the Quran and how it can save you,because he himself believed he needed to be cured of the same acts and thoughts.

Yousef might be bisexual and still learning how to deal with that, he might have liked Mikael (not even). He is no longer religious because of it, he saw what it did to Even, so it was just easier to leave religion, he feels he cannot be part of Allah but still acts within the rules “ The thing is not to believe in Allah but live like you believe in Allah” (I butchered the quote I know). Yousef in his own ways is still religious but not as drastic as he may used to be, but he is afraid his past will catch up to him.

Truth be told I wholeheartedly think he cares for Sana, he likes her, he wants to tell her everything but he fears Sana will neglect him for his past; he probably feels she unfriended him just cause he doesn’t believe in Allah, imagine if she knew the rest.

At this point I don’t care what went down with Even at Bakka…I only want Sana to RISE and destroy Sara and the pepsi-max gang.


Also; don’t be asses to Elias…he was protecting his friends, just like Sana does; it’s a family thing just remember Sana fighting for Eva in season 1

Narrated Abdullah:

The Prophet said, “It is a bad thing that some of you say, ‘I have forgotten such-and-such verse of the Qur’an,’ for indeed, he has been caused (by Allah) to forget it. So you must keep on reciting the Qur’an because it escapes from the hearts of men faster than camel do.”

Sahih Bukhari : Book 61: Virtues of the Qur’an
Volume 6, Book 61, Number 550


This is an excerpt from my post: OTTOMAN MILITARY: JANISSARIES, SLAVE ARMY.

Before you judge the Ottomans too harshly you must first keep in mind that at this time slavery was quite common and even prevalent in some places. The Eastern Roman Empire (Byzantine) was well known for its great quantity of slaves. Most of their slaves were Muslims (Arabs and Turks) and those who inhabited the Balkans, mainly Serbians and Bulgars. The holy crusaders known as the Hospitallers were known to simply kill Turkish prisoners and the Catalan company (mercenaries) were known to have killed all Turks over the age of 10.

The Turks followed the Islamic practice of not harming any prisoners of war who were under the age of 20 but this didn’t prevent them from enslaving them. The Turks instituted the Islamic practice of ‘Khums’ (“tax of a fifth”) which allotted the Sultan one fifth of all profit. After the conquest of Gallipoli in 1354 CE, Candarli Kara Halil proposed to the Sultan the pencik: the Sultan’s claim to one fifth of all human captives and/or a tax of one fifth of each slave sold.

All members of the Birum were known as kul (“slave, servant”) though in reality many were free and could rise to very high ranks within the government as well as being allowed to marry and have children. Zakat (“that which purifies”), one of the five pillars of Islam, is a charity tax which would go towards those in need and the worthy of charitable support (the poor, those who were in debt and the freeing of slaves).

Zakat expenditures are only for the poor and for the needy and for those employed to collect (zakāt) and for bringing hearts together and for freeing captives (or slaves) and for those in debt (or bonded labor) and for the cause of Allah and for the (stranded) traveler - an obligation ordained by Allah. and Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.” – Surat At-Tawbah, 9:60.


Murad’s grand vizier Kara Khalil Candarli instituted the devşirme (“collecting”)  a system in which Christian subjects were made to give their children to the Ottomans to be converted to Islam and trained for civic or military positions within the Ottoman Empire. At first these would be made up primarily of slaves and prisoners of war but as time passed and more Balkan nations were subdued this came to cover youths given as tribute by vassal realms. One could become part of the famed military infantry corps known as the Janissaries (“new corps”) or the mounted Kapikulu.

The conquered are the responsibility of the conqueror, who is the lawful ruler of them, of their lands, of their goods, of their wives, and of their children. We have a right to do, same as what we do with our own; and the treatment which I propose is not only lawful, but benevolent. By enforcing the enrolling them in the ranks of the army, we consult both their temporal and eternal interests, as they will be educated and given better life conditions.”

It is said by some that this was instituted to counteract the power of the Turkish nobility which had grown in strength, renown, and unreliability in the eyes of the Ottomans. Other Muslims were against this, seeing it as a gross violation of rights of the sultan’s non-Muslim subjects. Ottoman legal experts tried to justify the devşirme on the grounds that those recruited were not ‘protected people’ because their ancestors were conquered.


Osprey – ‘Elite’ series, issue 58 – Janissary by David Nicolle and Christa Hook (Illustrator).Front Center - Acemi Oglan Trainee, Left - Sergeant of Janissary recruits, Right – Falakaci Bashi (‘head of punishment’).

On average every five years the Ottomans would be given one youth out of every 40 households which throughout the entirety of its use it is believed that between hundreds of thousands to 5 million children were taken into the devşirme system. Aged between 8 to 18/20, the youths chosen would’ve been from rural peasant families in Rumelia (the Balkans); they wanted these recruits to be both healthy and relatively uneducated which is why they avoided recruiting most Greeks being that a good portion dwelt in either cities, ports or islands. Those with certain occupations were granted immunity, like miners and those living on strategic routes or passes being that they served a purpose and could also provide defensive protection over the general area. Families with only one son were excused, as were Jews and orphans.

The most skilled youths were taught Islam, languages, music, science, literature (Arabic, Persian and Turkish), horse riding, javelin throwing, archery, wrestling and an art of their choosing, They would attain high administrative, religious or military positions; the best of these Ic Oglan (Ic Oglanis, ‘pages’) were sent to the Sultan’s palace and the others were sent to become a part of the Kapikulu cavalry.

The other youths who didn’t become Ic Oglans became Acemi Oglans (apprentice, beginner, rookie, recruit). Taught Islam, to speak Turkish, mathematics and most of all, received military training. The most skilled would eventually become Bostanci (gardeners), Baltaci (woodcutters), armorers, gunners, marines or Janissaries. Although this may seem barbaric and cruel, the devşirme provided the lower classes with a way to progress in the ranks. Peasant families are reported to have openly volunteered their children and went as far as bribing recruiters.

The Janissaries began to decline as admittance into the devşirme became more open and it was eventually abolished completely, pretty much allowing any one to join regardless of religion, ethnicity or nationality. Officially the only Muslims that were allowed into the Janissaries were subjugated Balkan converts but after 1582 even free men joined the Janissary corps. From 1568 CE and onward the sons of Janissaries were allowed admittance and soon the majority of the corps were made up primarily of these families. By 1594 CE recruitment was open to all Muslims, even those of non-Balkan descent were allowed to join. The Janissary corps became filled with men who bought their way in, known by now as an army of corrupt, militarily inexperienced and untrained youths.

If there are any errors please privately inbox me so I can update it. As always, if you’d like to read or learn about any specific historical subjects just let me know what they are and I will take note of them.

See Also:

  • Ottoman Military: Akinci and Deli, Light Cavalry Raiders – LINK.
  • Ottoman Military: Bashi-Bazouk, Infamous Mercenaries – LINK.
  • Ottoman Military: Janissaries, Slave Army – LINK.

Allah, may He be exalted, has no need of the worlds and their praise and righteous deeds. Praising and extolling Him is in people’s best interests in this world and in the hereafter. No matter what bad or good deeds they do, they cannot cause any harm to reach Allah, and they cannot cause any benefit to reach Him. He, may He be glorified and exalted, has no need of them, but they are in need of Him, as He, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):

“O mankind! it is you who stand in need of Allah, but Allah is Rich (Free of all wants and needs), Worthy of all praise” [Noble Qur'an 35:15].

anonymous asked:

sorry about that ugly person lol im sunni and i dont get why people are so concerned with shia muslims cause get this, Allah (SAW) decides where we go, not sunnis. i love you and your the best

thanks for the message bud!! Love ya pal!!

anonymous asked:

can you write some poetry about Abu Bakr please?

If a thief is punished by cutting their hands,

In this life (5:38) ,

And if a thief of an orphan is punished by swallowing fire,

In the afterlife (4:10) ,

And if the anger of Fatima causes the anger of Allah,

In this life and in the afterlife,

Then I wonder at the punishment of the one,

Who stole Fadak from the orphan of Muhammad,


Allah, may He be exalted, has no need of the worlds and their praise and righteous deeds. Praising and extolling Him is in people’s best interests in this world and in the hereafter. No matter what bad or good deeds they do, they cannot cause any harm to reach Allah, and they cannot cause any benefit to reach Him. He, may He be glorified and exalted, has no need of them, but they are in need of Him, as He, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning):
“O mankind! it is you who stand in need of Allah, but Allah is Rich (Free of all wants and needs), Worthy of all praise” [Noble Qur'an 35:15].